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Love Crazy (1941)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Romance  |  23 May 1941 (USA)
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A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

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Steve Ireland
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Susan Ireland
Gail Patrick ...
Isobel Grayson
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Ward Willoughby
Florence Bates ...
Mrs. Cooper
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George Renny
Sig Ruman ...
Dr. Wuthering (as Sig Rumann)
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
Dr. Klugle
Donald MacBride ...
'Pinky' Grayson
Sara Haden ...
Cecilia Landis
Kathleen Lockhart ...
Mrs. Bristol
Fern Emmett ...
Martha
Joseph Crehan ...
Judge
George Meeker ...
DeWest
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Robert
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Storyline

Steve and Susan Ireland are about to celebrate their 4th wedding anniversary by re-enacting their first date. When Susan's meddling mother interrupts and injures herself. Steve is left to take care of her and when he meets an old flame in the elevator--Susan's mother takes the opportunity to break-up their marriage. She convinces Susan that Steve is cheating on her-Susan files for divorce. Steve has one solution to save his marriage...Pretend he is insane. Written by Kelly

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From blissful kisses to sizzling hisses, they're Mr. and Mrs. again! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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23 May 1941 (USA)  »

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Folie douce  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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Trivia

"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on October 5, 1942 with William Powell reprising his film role. See more »

Quotes

Steve: She's married now - got a husband.
Susan Ireland: Yeah? Whose husband has she got?
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References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Delightful to Be Married
(1907) (uncredited)
Written by Vincent Scotto
Lyrics by Anna Held
Played on a record and sung by William Powell in the opening scene
Variations played as background music often
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Hilarious hijinks with Powell in drag...Loy and Powell at their peak...
6 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Worth the price of admission is seeing William Powell pretending to be insane in order to postpone divorce proceedings--and then, to top that, disguise himself as a female relative in what has to be one of the funniest madcap screwball comedies ever!

Jack Carson, Gail Patrick and the wonderful Florence Bates (as the mother-in-law from hell) are captivating in supporting roles. It's a riot from beginning to end--fast-paced and sure to tickle your funnybone--if you have one.

Powell and Loy were a wonderful team as Nick and Nora Charles--but this is their finest screwball comedy and they're both at the top of their form. Well worth viewing, it's a surprisingly little known gem.


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